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Dai FUJIKURA

Postby banyan on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:49 am

Hi

Just wondering if anyone else had any further info on any possible projects
involving Dai FUJIKURA and Mr Sylvian.

I know both contributed to the Toru Takemitsu bio 'Enter the Garden' on BBC radio 3
last year but other than that there's just a couple of snipets from Dai FUJIKURA website?

http://www.daifujikura.com/en/biography.html

http://www.daifujikura.com/view32/view3 ... rame&no=49
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Re: Dai FUJIKURA

Postby baht habit on Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:09 pm

banyan wrote:Hi

Just wondering if anyone else had any further info on any possible projects
involving Dai FUJIKURA and Mr Sylvian.

I know both contributed to the Toru Takemitsu bio 'Enter the Garden' on BBC radio 3
last year but other than that there's just a couple of snipets from Dai FUJIKURA website?

http://www.daifujikura.com/en/biography.html

http://www.daifujikura.com/view32/view3 ... rame&no=49


From the newly redesigned website bio:

In 2009, Sylvian collaborated with composer Dai Fujikura and a small ensemble on the audio installation “When we return you won’t recognize us,” located on Gran Canaria of the Canary Islands. The work was inspired by a 2003 genetics research article focusing on the Canary Islands, which discovered that despite Spanish colonization and the slave trade, fully half to three-quarters of the population retains its aboriginal genetic lineage. As Sylvian writes, “My interest lay in the connection between the physical or scientific reality of our biological make-up, the links to lineage (genetic genealogy), location and, to move beyond the realm of science into intuitive logic, the interior life of a community or people. An implied cultural heritage.”
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Re: Dai FUJIKURA

Postby angel-a on Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:46 pm

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Date: Monday 8 November
Time: 20:00
Venue: Hall Two, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Price: £9.50

Lore Lixenberg
E.Laine
James Widden
David Toop (laptop)
Pascal Gallois
OKEANOS
curated by Dai Fujikura

Berio: Sequenza XII for Bassoon
Dai Fujikura/Ryuichi Sakamoto: New Work for electronics and video (World Premiere)
Aperghis: Récitations (movement 5, 8, 12) for voice
Lachenmann: Toccatina for violin
David Toop: New Work for voice and laptop (World Premiere)
Dai Fujikura: OKEANOS for sho, koto, viola, clarinet and oboe (World Premiere)

Composer Dai Fujikura brings together top musicians for an evening of music which includes the following three world premieres: Dai Fujikura Okeanos Cycle written for and dedicated to the Japanese/Western mixed ensemble OKEANOS, a new work by David Toop and an electronic work with video born from a collaboration between Fujikura and Ryuichi Sakamoto*. These new works are placed beside seminal pieces in the contemporary repertoire: Pascal Gallois performs Berio's Sequenza (which was written for him), Toccatina for solo violin by Lachenmann and Recitations for solo voice by Georges Aperghis.

* Please note Ryuichi Sakamoto will not be appearing at this event.

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/out-h ... r-collider
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Re: Dai FUJIKURA

Postby banyan on Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:20 am

From Dai Fujikura's twitter page

In the mountain, thinking about next section of my new orchestra piece and also re-start/continue David Sylvian project,,,he is waiting....


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Re: Dai FUJIKURA - An Avid collector!

Postby banyan on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:51 pm

From Dai's tweet

Just arrived David Sylvian's Manafon LP edition which has my remix too.
I never had LP player....nice to look at it, it's huge!

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Re: Dai FUJIKURA

Postby dconnery1966 on Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:06 am

I think David said on his site about working on new compositions with Dai, for release at
the start of next year, should be interesting, then hopefully another Nine Horse's project,not unless he
has some other project planned, you never with David busy man at the moment :lol:
all the best Dougie :D
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Re: Dai FUJIKURA

Postby baht habit on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:52 am

dconnery1966 wrote:I think David said on his site about working on new compositions with Dai, for release at
the start of next year, should be interesting


Interesting indeed. :-)
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Re: Dai FUJIKURA

Postby natsume on Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:00 pm

Nice write-up/mini bio on Fujikura in this weekend's Daily Yomiuri. Only mentions Sylvian in passing, but in such a way that it is assumed that the reader knows who he is.



http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/ar ... 004614.htm
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Re: Dai FUJIKURA

Postby Blemished on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:22 pm

A couple of weeks ago I briefly managed to buttonhole Mr Fujikura at a 'Yellow Lounge' event in London. They put on classical/contemporary music in unusual venues - in this case some old disused tunnels in the bowels of Waterloo Station, London. It was an amazing venue, although the acoustics weren't the best!

I have to say that Dai is a really lovely guy. He recently wrote a very interesting article for The Guardian newspaper which mentions his work with David in passing. Well worth a read.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/nov/30/what-music-can-learn-from-birds

Unfortunately, I didn't get to ask anything of interest re future work and the tour. But I did get to tell him how much I'd enjoyed his work with David - which he said he'd pass on - I hope he does as for me, as time passes, I feel more and more sure that time will show Manafon & DITW to have been genuine forward-leaps in the way they combine songs with avant-sound.
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